Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) or Cloud Managed Services – all of the most important cloud services are mature and are used across all industries. According to Gartner, global spending on public cloud services is expected to reach almost $600 billion in 2023. In addition to the public and hybrid cloud, new trends are emerging that need to be on your agenda. They have the potential to visibly change products and markets.
More and more companies are getting serious about climate change and their own ecological footprint and want to become greener. The Gartner Sustainability Survey found that nine out of ten companies had increased their investment in sustainable projects between 2017 and 2020, and plan to further increase spending in the area by 2023. The cloud plays a key role in the quest for technologies that help use energy more efficiently and reduce CO2 emissions. According to Gartner's analysis ("Cloud Computing - what's ahead"), there is a general trend towards increased use of cloud services in the coming years. Not only do companies enjoy cost savings by moving to the public cloud, but they also benefit from greater sustainability. The more efficient use of electricity, heat and resources eases their financial burden and improves their carbon footprint. And, importantly, cloud providers who draw electricity from renewable energy sources significantly increase the sustainability potential of their services.